About the GTMUN 2018 High School Conference

The Georgia Tech Model UN High School Conference is a two day conference for high school students that takes place on Georgia Tech’s campus, located in the heart of Atlanta. Established in 1998, GTMUN has strived to provide delegates with unique insight and perspectives into the most complex and pressing global issues faced by world leaders. GTMUN prides itself as being a venue in which the brightest minds in the region come together to learn the significance of diplomacy, to gain new perspectives on global issues, and to gain a meaningful understanding of teamwork, leadership, and collaboration.

The conference has grown in size over the years and now attracts schools from the entire Southeast and beyond. Run by Georgia Tech students from a variety of majors, GTMUN offers a range of committees and issues for high school students to enjoy. Our Model United Nations simulation places delegates at the forefront of global issues and allows delegates to develop a profound understanding of the UN. Through negotiation, compromise, and shrewd manufacturing, students learn the process and challenges of diplomacy. GTMUN fosters these challenges by ensuring delegates accurately represent their countries and balance national interests with those of the international community.

The 2018 GTMUN High School Conference will take place on October 9-10. Registration information is now available.

GTMUN 2018 Secretariat


Zara Albright

Zara is a third-year studying International Affairs and Spanish, and she has been involved with Model United Nations for seven years. She served as the Director of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development at GTMUN 2015, as the Undersecretary General for Policy at GTMUN 2016 and as the Secretary-General at GTMUN2017. Outside of Model UN, Zara serves on Student Advisory Boards for the Ivan Allen College and the School of Modern Languages. Having competed at previous GTMUN conferences as a delegate during high school, Zara looks forward to helping provide an educational and exciting conference experience for all delegates this year. To contact Zara with any questions regarding the GTMUN 2018 conference, please email secgen@gtmun.gatech.edu.

USG Crisis

Zach Connolly

Aarti is a second-year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Student at Georgia Tech, with a passion for International Affairs. She participated in Model UN all throughout high school, and joined Georgia Tech’s model UN team this year. Outside of Model UN, Aarti is a member of GT Ramblin’ Raas, a Nationally Competitive Dance team, as well as a member of the Energy Club and Logistics Chair of the Energy Expo. As USG of Crisis, Aarti oversees everything related to the crisis rooms, and is excited to create new and unique challenges for the delegates.

USG Logistics

Tal Nechmad

Tal is a second year International Affairs major. This is her second year in Model UN. Outside of Model UN, Tal is on the executive assistant of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and an active member of Georgia Tech Hillel and Chabad. Tal is very excited to be a part of the secretariat team as USG Logistics this year. She is looking forward to an exciting GTMUN conference and hopes to provide an entertaining and positive learning experience for all delegates.


USG Policy

Rishab Jain

Rishab Jain is a first year Materials Science and Engineering major, with interest in both International Affairs and Public Policy. Rishab has participated in Model United Nations for over 5 years, having competed at the high school and college levels, and having served as director at GTMUN 2017. Outside of MUN, Rishab is an active trivia and sports fanatic, and will never pass up on an opportunity to travel and explore the world. Along with that, he serves as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Young Jains of America, a youth religious organization that operates all over the country. He enjoys listening to music, watching The West Wing, and discovering knowledge wherever he can find it. As USG Policy, Rishab is responsible for all things related to GTMUN Rules of Procedure and can’t wait for another great year of GTMUN!


USG Administration

Gabby Oliverio

Gabby is a third year Economics and International Affairs major with a minor in German and is also pursuing a certificate in Finance. This is her third year in Model UN and her second year as USG of Logistics for GTMUN. Outside of Model UN, Gabby serves on the Ivan Allen Student Advisory Board and is also on the Executive Board for the International Affairs Student Organization. She is looking forward to another great GTMUN conference and hopes that all the delegates have a wonderful experience taking part in sophisticated and engaging debate.